Monday, November 21, 2011

Seasonal Changes

I arrived at my office this morning and was hit by this visual mass of blousey fluffy flowering going on in my garden. Didn't seem so OTT when I left it last week. A few photos later, and I was able to compare it to those I took in October, where the structure of buxus, flax etc is more obvious, along with the tulips. At the moment it is just 'happening'. The photos show the difference that happens in a month.

October - Tulips and Sparaxias

Exact same garden, 6 weeks later! Blousey and full of action!

October - bare branches and structure of Buxus and flax more obvious

November - all hell has broken loose!!! Same view from the footpath.

Heuchera 'Green Spice' and Euphorbia 'Chameleon'

Heuchera flowers

Tulips back in October, with no competition

I have to admit that my initial enjoyment of the mass flowering turns to tolerance, then relief when it is time to chop a lot of it back!! I do prefer the foliage contrast as the main feature, but how boring would that be 12 months of the year?? Tulips, lilies, sparaxias, deciduous trees - all add elements of change to keep the interest going.

Do you like foliage gardens, or masses of colour and flower? Or a bit of both, like me??

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